Herb Gardening- Growing Fresh Herbs in the Home Garden
- Container Herb Gardening (5)
- Drying & Storing Herbs (5)
- Garden Design with Herbs (9)
- Herbs A to Z (22)
- Recipes using Fresh Herbs (35)
Windowsill Herb Garden - Growing Herb Plants Inside
Herbs can be grown indoors, but they still require lots of light and a little TLC. Here are some tips.
Kitchen Herbs - Tips for Growing a Kitchen Herb Garden
Probably the most popular herbs to grow and use are the culinary herbs. Growing culinary herbs is very similar to growing vegetables. The two most important considerations are to harvest at full flavor and to never use any fertilizer or pesticide on them that isn’t labeled for use on edible plants. Here are some more tips for growing...
Herb & Spice Gallery
Not exactly sure what some of the herbs you see for sale are? About's Guide to Herbs and Spice has put together this useful gallery with suggestions on how to use them.
Cold & Flu Herbs - Herbs to Ease Your Pain
Feeling under the weather? About.com’s Guide to Herb Gardens tells us what natural remedies we can try, straight from our own herb gardens.
Deer Resistant Herbs - 5 Herbs Deer Don't Particularly Like
Is there a plant deer don’t eat? Who knows? But here are 5 herbs that are usually resistant to deer browsing. It’s worth a try.
Edible flowers are often included in herb gardens and on plates. They add beauty and unique flavors.
Borage - Growing and Using the Herb Borage
Borage is a freely seeding, easy growing annual plant with vivid blue flowers and leaves with the flavor of cucumbers. Borage is actually a somewhat gangly plant, but you barely notice it because the star-shaped flowers are so vibrant. They’re a true blue, hanging in downward facing clusters. Even the fussy white buds are attractive. Both...
Fragrant Herbs - The Scented Herb Garden
Scented herbs brings to mind the pleasant fragrances of lavender, sage and lemon balm. Fragrant herbs plants can be used for potpourri, oils and lotions, cooking or just to enjoy a heady whiff as you work in the garden. Often the fragrance of herbs is in their foliage, so planting your herbs where you will brush by them is an easy way of...
Mint - Growing and Using the Fragrant Herb Mint
Plants in the mint family are very hardy perennials with vigorous growth habits. Mint, left to its own devices, will spread quickly and become a nuisance. However, it is very popular as a flavorful herb and the plants can be grown easily. Just try to chose a spot where you won’t mind the rampant growth or grow it in a confined space.
Tea Herbs - Growing Herbs for Tea
Perhaps the easiest way to use and enjoy the herbs you grow is to make herbal tea. Herbal tea can be made from the leaves, flowers, seeds or even the roots of herbs, whether freshly picked or dried and stored for the off-season. The trick to growing your own herbal teas is to know which herbs make great teas and when to harvest the herbs at...